As the nights start to dip below freezing it is a good time of year to talk about winterizing you sprinkler system. There are several types of sprinkler systems out there and some take more work than others, but all need to be turned off and winterized to make sure that you will not have any surprises in the spring.
The first type of sprinkler system is the easiest type. If you have a system that was installed with polyethylene pipe and drains then all you really need to do is shut down the system and make sure that the backflow preventer and valves are drained properly. This doesn’t take as long as a blowout, but it’s still important to make sure that all of the vital areas are drained of water.
This is what most people think of when they think of winterizing sprinkler systems. If you have PVC pipe in your system then a blowout is a must. After shutting off the water an air compressor is hooked up to system to blow the water out of each line. This prevents the freezing water from breaking the pipe, heads, joints, backflow preventer and other components.
Schedule Winterization Now
If you do not have the time, equipment or know-how to winterize your sprinkler system we highly recommend having a professional do it. At LawnTech winterizations start at only $60 and that investment can save you on repair costs in the spring. LawnTech guarantees our winterizations, so if you have a problem due to improper winterization, we will fix it at no cost. Before the snow falls, make sure to put your sprinkler system to bed for the winter.
To schedule your Winterization call our office at (208) 523-5296 or submit a request for a Free Estimate on this page.